Proverbs 17:26

“Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 17:26

Also to punish the iust is not good, nor to strike princes for equitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is also not good to fine the righteous, {Nor} to strike the noble for {their} uprightness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Also to punish the righteous is not good, `Nor' to smite the noble for `their' uprightness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To give punishment to the upright is not good, or to give blows to the noble for their righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

To punish a righteous [man] is not good, nor to strike nobles because of [their] uprightness.
- Darby Bible

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
- Webster's Bible

Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
- World English Bible

Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

To punish also the righteous is not good, nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 17:26

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:26


17:26 To strike - Nor to smite magistrates, either with the hand or tongue, for the execution of justice.


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